In Tijuana the Secretary-General delivered remarks at the Tijuana Innovadora event and received a Distinguished Visiting Professor Award from the Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior. In San Diego he delivered remarks at the Institute of the Americas where he also received the Global Leadership Award.
Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) GDP will shrink by between 0.9% and 1% in 2016, according to the latest estimates, the second consecutive year of negative growth and a rate of contraction the region has not seen since the early 1980s. According to the Latin American Economic Outlook 2017, the region should recover in 2017, but with modest GDP growth of between 1.5% and 2%, below expected growth in advanced economies.
OECD will measure the impact of digitalising the Mexican Social Security Institute formalities and guide future efforts on simplification
The Secretary-General presented the OECD Review of Mexico´s National Auditing System and signed agreements with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) to start new projects on regulation, integrity and public procurement.
The OECD welcomes the laws of the National Anti-corruption System that were approved by the Parliament on June 16, 2016 and enacted on July 18, 2016, clearing the way for one of the key pillars of Mexico’s structural reform agenda. The promulgation of these laws substantially transforms the anti-corruption architecture of Mexico by putting in place measures that the OECD considers effective.
Blog post on how Mexico's commitment to open data is helping to bring a broad range of innovative services to citizens.
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This OECD report was developed in collaboration with the United States, Mexico and Canada, for consideration by the three Leaders in the context of the 2016 North American Leaders Summit.
The Secretary-General attended the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity. He also delivered remarks at a roundtable on e-government and competitiveness and presented several reports.
Mexico has become a frontrunner in a short time in making government data publicly accessible, but it now needs to put this wealth of digital information to use to foster innovation and benefit the Mexican economy and society, according to a new OECD report.
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Although many health indicators are improving in Mexico, the country has the lowest life expectancy in the OECD. This is due to unhealthy lifestyles with higher risk factors to health leading to chronic diseases and mortality, but also to persisting barriers of access to high-quality health care services.